Janet A. George

Top rated Family Law attorney in Seattle, Washington

McKinley Irvin
Janet A. George
McKinley Irvin

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1975

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2024

McKinley Irvin

1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101 Visit website


Of counsel at McKinley Irvin and based in its office in Seattle, Washington, Janet A. George focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. Providing representation to clients throughout the state, she assists people who are facing the end of their marriages and are trying to resolve divorce-related issues while dealing with the emotions and stress that this time of their lives can often bring. The sensitivity in which Ms. George handles these matters along with her high degree of ethics have earned her the high regard of her peers. The recipient of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo as well as an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, she has been named to The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2012.

Although she is well-versed in most family law matters, Ms. George has chosen to limit her practice to complex high-asset divorces, with her clients including professional athletes, attorneys, health care practitioners, and business owners and executives. These types of cases can involve many complex issues, including the valuation of business interests during property division as well as determining what assets are subject to equitable distribution as opposed to being sole property of the higher earning spouse. Ms. George often helps her clients reach an accord through mediation, although she is an aggressive and effective courtroom advocate when necessary.

Ms. George boasts an eclectic and impressive background in addition to her skills as an attorney. She has been a blackjack dealer and a pilot, and she has an interest in the breeding and showing of quarter horses. Admitted to practice before all Washington state courts, she holds a Master of Arts in psychiatric nursing from the University of Washington in addition to her Juris Doctor that she obtained at what was formerly known as the University of Puget Sound School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1975, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/attorney-profiles/janet-a-geor...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Mastering Social Media”, KCBA, 2015

  • “Family Law Hot Topics”, KCBA, 2014

  • “The Many Lives of Janet George,” Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018

  • Washington Family Law Deskbook, “Methods of Discovery in Family Law
    Litigation,” 1999 and updated in 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • King County Family Law CASA and Treehouse

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • AAML Washington Chapter: Past President, member of Board of Managers,
    CLE Chair and Judicial Conference Committee

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2019

  • Listed in “Top 50: Women Washington Super Lawyers” 2017-2018

  • Distinguished as a Washington Super Lawyer, 2003-2018

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1992-2018

  • Peer review rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell for 30 years

Educational Background:
  • University of Washington, M.A., Psychiatric Nursing

  • Stanford University, B.A., Nursing

Office location for Janet A. George

1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-489-0991

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